WHAT WE OFFER
We offer a one-stop solution for anyone planning a horror related event – from the supply of professional masks, props and animatronics, help and advice on developing a theme and customising props right through to a full design and build service for an attraction.
Mad About Scares developed from our retail business, Mad About Horror Ltd., that for over a decade has provided horror fans in the UK and around the world a place where they can find all their Halloween goods, animated props and horror collectibles in one place.
As the scare industry developed within the UK and Europe, we identified a growing demand for professional quality masks and props. Mad About Scares Ltd. was launched to provide dedicated service for professional users.
Regular overseas trips to visit trade shows, horror conventions and prop manufacturers has given us access to all the latest horror trends and some truly gruesome masks, lifesize bodies, props and animatronics from the best suppliers and artists in the USA and UK.
Partnering with the engineering and creative team at Aardvark FX has allowed Mad About Scares Ltd to expand its offering even further to include a full design and build service for bespoke props, scenes and special effects.
We are regular exhibitor and sponsor of Europe’s only dedicated scare industry show, ScareCON. We feel lucky to work in an industry we are passionate about and privileged to have met so many of the fantastic people who work within this wonderful and slightly strange world!
Photo credit – INCA Productions/Dan Sims
Scare props shop
Our on line shop has a vast range of professional quality props, masks, animatronics, full bodies & body parts from some of the best studios in the USA. Many of the products are in stock and ready to ship.
We also have a growing range of exclusive masks and props made for us by some hugely talented UK based artists.
We understand the need for professional horror products to be comfortable and durable and we ensure all our products are suitable for the rigours of the scare attraction industry.
We can work to your brief and suggest selections of products to match a theme or help with inspiration and ideas at the inception stage.
If you can’t find what you are looking for then please get in touch as we can usually source products you your exact requirements or offer to develop a bespoke product from one of our artists.
Design and build
With years of experience in building bespoke props, scenery and sets, Aardvark FX also provide a wealth of services including carpentry, moulding & casting, steel fabrication & welding and pneumatics & hydraulics.
If you are looking to create dramatic special effects, they are also experienced in pyrotechnics, smoke and other weather effects including wind, snow and rain.
In addition to build and effects, the team at Aardvark can provide essential services in electrical engineering and entry control systems, along with professional LED and audio visual installations.
Photo credit – Tulleys Shocktober Fest, Wastelands
We offer the option to further customise our existing props or, should nothing meet your exact requirements we can create bespoke props or masks to your brief, especially for your attraction.
If you can see an existing body but want it dressed as a nun instead of a nurse we can re-dress it, or have more blood added to a mask to customise it to your brief.
Our artists and manufacturers always love realising peoples creations so let us know what you need and we will do the rest.
Photo credit – The London Bridge Experience